The next steps mentioned in the article indicates good opportunities for us to get involved and show the potential of an experienced platform for crowdsourcing information and knowledge:The usability of Wikimedia Commons most be increased to make it more attractive to individual and institutional users. Don't you think so?Thanks for the news.A question comes to my mind when I read this article: Why did the British Library use Flickr instead of Wikimedia Commons? Maybe it has to do something with a better usability of Flickr? -
"We are looking for new, inventive ways to navigate, find and display these 'unseen illustrations'. and furtheron in the blogpost, "We plan to launch a crowdsourcing application at the beginning of next year, to help describe what the images portray. Our intention is to use this data to train automated classifiers that will run against the whole of the content."
Best regards,Jens2013/12/15 Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Quote from full announcement
We have released over a million
images<http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary>onto Flickr Commons
for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images
> were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised
> by Microsoft<http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/The-British-Library-19th-Century-Book-Digitisation-Project-343.aspx>who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release
> them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling
> mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful
> illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters,
> colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that
> even we are not aware of.
Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary
Example of image http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11307195524/
Example of all images from a book
Stuff for coders https://github.com/BL-Labs/imagedirectory
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